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    Gary E. Polster, PhD

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    Dr. Gary Polster earned his BA and MA from the Ohio State University, doing his field research for his master's thesis in a South Chicago fortune-telling Gypsy community. He completed his PhD at Case Western Reserve University, writing his dissertation on childhood in Cleveland's Bellefaire Orphanage from 1868-1929. Kent State University published his work, Inside Looking Out. Dr. Polster was a member of the St. John College faculty from 1970-74, and has been teaching at Ursuline since 1974. He is co-founder and was executive director of the Frontier Day Camp for Children with Learning Disabilities from 1976 to 2013.